I love my freedom. I love my America.

S'mores anyone?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Giving thanks for:

I'm thankful for Tom, my husband. I'm also thankful for time (even though it flies too fast)

I'm thankful for  my house and all the things in it. I feel warm and cozy when I'm home and sometimes there is no place I'd rather be.

I'm thankful for animals. I love my cat, Bear. I miss deeply my cat, Squeaky who passed away in August. I think about him a lot.

I'm thankful for nature and everything about it.

I'm thankful for my kids....all of them - biological and step. Without the kids I think I would be sad, boring and lonely.

I'm thankful for the sunrise and sunset that I get to see most days. I'm also thankful for my siblings and their spouses.
There is certainly more I'm thankful for, but there just weren't enough letters to play the game (haha). I'm thankful for my parents, friends, family, my job, my car, shopping centers, the ocean, beaches, etc. The list could truly go on and on and on but you get the picture.
What are you thankful for?
Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shopping anyone?

This weekend is my annual shopping trip to Gurnee Mills and IKEA. Last year I wrote about my upcoming trip in this post. I'm leaving on Friday and will be gone overnight, coming back on Saturday evening. Of course, I'm looking forward to it.

A few things are different this year. One of my sister-in-laws won't be going on Friday because she is a new mom and doesn't want to leave the baby for so long. I totally get it. However, she is going to meet us at IKEA on Saturday morning for a fun day there. Also different is the fact I have no list made to shop from. Even though I had a list last year, I don't think I actually bought anything from it. That's the way it works, huh? And finally, this year is different because I don't have any extra money to take and spend. Yep, I'm basically going shopping with no money. I think there's going to be a whole lot of window shopping for me. It's depressing, but I know I'll have a good time anyway.

The tradition continues and I'm super
excited about it.